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ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE: Sam Olens is a National Political Player in the Making

March 31, 2015
Sam Olens is a national political player in the making By Randy Evans On Friday, March 20, Georgia’s Attorney General Sam Olens spoke with Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge at the National Policy Conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. CSPAN2 televised the Conference including Olens’ remarks.

WALB: Editorial/Sunshine Week

March 25, 2015
ViewpointThis year marks the 10th annual nationwide celebration of "Sunshine Week" Though created by journalists, Sunshine Week is about your right to know what your government is doing, and why. Locally we have always sought to hold elected officials accountable, and to be a voice for the public's right to...

Consumer Protection Division Moving to Office of the AG

May 06, 2015
SB 148 Incorporating the Office of Consumer Protection into the Office of the Attorney General Signed into Law

Grady Health System to Pay more than $2.9 Million to Resolve Improper Medicaid Billing Allegations

April 25, 2015
Attorney General Sam Olens announced on April 23, 2015, that the state of Georgia has reached a civil settlement agreement with Grady Health System (Grady). Grady has agreed to pay $2,950,000 to settle claims that it inaccurately coded claims for neo-natal intensive care unit (NICU) patients, resulting in alleged damages...

Attorney General Olens Announces $790K Settlement with Doraville Eye Doctor

April 15, 2015
On April 16, 2015, Attorney General Sam Olens announced that Georgia has reached an agreement with Doraville doctor Zheng Xiang Wang and the Wang Eye Clinic, P.C., to settle allegations that Dr. Wang billed Georgia Medicaid for medically unnecessary ophthalmology procedures. In settlement of the allegations, Dr. Wang paid $790,000 to...

Gwinnett Couple Pleads Guilty to Stealing $1.4 Million from Georgia Medicaid

March 12, 2015
March 11, 2015 On March 6, 2015, Olufemi Afuape and Oluyemisi Afuape of Lilburn, Ga., pled guilty to one count of Medicaid Fraud (O.C.G.A. § 49-4-146.1(b)(1)) and one count of Conspiracy to Defraud the State (O.C.G.A. § 16-10-21(a)). Oluyemisi Afuape was sentenced to three years house arrest, followed by 12...

AG Olens Kicks Off 4th Annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy Food Drive

March 04, 2015
March 4, 2015 Today, Attorney General Sam Olens was joined at the state Capitol by State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division (YLD) President Sharri Edenfield and Georgia Food Bank Association Executive Director Danah Craft to launch the 4th Annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy, a statewide food drive competition among Georgia...

Final Defendant in 15 Person Tax Fraud Ring Pleads Guilty

February 03, 2015
For immediate release: Feb. 3, 2015 Final Defendant in 15 Person Tax Fraud Ring Pleads Guilty On Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, David H. Pitts, of Newborn, Ga., pled guilty in DeKalb County Superior Court to Violation of the Georgia Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), O.C.G.A. § 16-14-4(c). Pitts...